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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program - CDS
Based in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town of Asheville, NC, Horizons at Carolina Day (CDS) is part of a network of Horizons programs. These partnerships between public and independent schools have a 3-fold goal: to address the challenge of summer learning loss and to help close the achievement and opportunity gaps among children growing up in poverty. In summer 2022, Horizons at CDS will run a 6-week academic program on the Carolina Day School campus for children in grades K through 4. We also do a monthly Saturday program and events with families throughout the school year. Students who begin in grade K continue to progress through the program, building deep relationships, skills, knowledge, and confidence, which lead nationally to a 97% high school graduation rate and a 91% rate of attending college or post-secondary training. Horizons at CDS is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA: a motivated, committed individual who is passionate about promoting equity in education and opportunity. This opportunity is perfect for someone looking for essential experience and responsibility that exceed what is offered in an entry-level non-profit position. Because of this, the candidate should have some background of volunteer service, as well as the desire to take on responsibilities that will challenge themselves and make an impact on the community. The VISTA will work directly with the Executive Director of the Horizons program and have the opportunity to take on responsibilities and gain experience in areas of program management, marketing and communications, grant writing, program development, and systems enhancement. The Americorps VISTA will have the opportunity to: attend training and conferences; network with other area nonprofits; connect with community leaders; explore new marketing and communications platforms; and participate in activities, sports and arts events at Carolina Day, the pre-K thru 12 independent school hosting the Horizons program.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work directly with the Executive Director and Program Director of Horizons at Carolina Day. During the school year, the VISTA will: -Promote the program in the community through a variety of efforts; -Implement creative strategies for fiscal sustainability including grant research, grant writing, and event planning; -Help develop the middle school program; -Collect data to tell meaningful stories of our impact; -Build and expand systems for managing grants and donors; -Work in conjunction with staff to build a parent education program, a parent advisory board, and expand year round student support programming. During the summer, when the six-week enrichment program is taking place, the VISTA will: -Shadow Executive Director to fully understand the workings of the program; -Create additional community awareness and marketing opportunities for the program. -Improve the volunteer management system.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Team Work . 
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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program - CDS

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   06/05/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/07/2022  To  07/18/2022 

Contact Jenny Tracy
1345 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville   NC   28803

Listing ID 93764